Down here on the south coast we've had four weeks now of relentless sunshine. After complaining about the freezing Spring, no one dares mutter about the heat! I'm lucky enough to live just five minutes from the beach, and we've certainly enjoyed life lately - hence the lack of posts. We're due a storm tonight I think, so that might be the end of it. I don't mind - we're off camping in the Alps at the end of this week, which I'm very much looking forward to. So this will be the last post for a few weeks.
Meanwhile, here are a few bits and pieces for you.
Writer Douglas McPherson, or at least his alter ego Julia Douglas, has managed to secure royal approval for one of his books. Something to aspire to, hey? Full story here.
I've advertised Sally Quilford's online writing courses on this blog several times. If you've ever wondered what they're like, take a look at Charlie Britten's blog here where she writes about her experiences taking Sally's recent short story course. If that inspires you, why not consider taking Sally's online romance writing course? Details here, but hurry as I think it's nearly full.
Edited 23/7/13 to add that Sally has just announced a one day workshop on writing romance - in Chesterfield on 28th Sept. Full details here.
Last weekend I was at Della Galton's book launch for her brilliant novel, Ice and a Slice, which is now available as a paperback. If you wish you could have been there, take a look at her photos on her blog, here.
Finally, I've been so delighted with the response to Ghost Stories and How to Write Them I've decided to write another hybrid How To/anthology with a similar structure. It'll take a little while to complete, but watch this space!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer!